Miami (Thursday, October 10, 2019) – Montreal Impact will learn their first 2020 CONCACAF Champions League opponent on December 9, when the draw takes place at the historic University of the Cloister of Sor Juana, in Mexico City, Mexico.
Fans will be able to enjoy all the action through the Confederation’s partner networks, including TUDN (United States), Fox Sports Latin America (Mexico & Central America), ESPN (Central America), TSN (Canada), Flow Sports (Caribbean) and other local partners. For other territories, the event will be available on Concacaf GO (subject to territory restrictions).
Old foes, Club America are included along with more familiar opponents from MLS including Atlanta United, Los Angeles FC and New York City FC, while reigning champions, CF Montrrery of Mexico has not qualified for the 2020 edition of the competition.
The 15 clubs that have already qualified for the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League are (in alphabetical order by country): Montreal Impact (CAN), AD San Carlos (CRC), Deportivo Saprissa (CRC), Alianza FC (SLV), Comunicaciones FC (GUA), CD Olimpia (HON), FC Motagua (HON), Portmore United FC (JAM), Club America (MEX), Club Leon (MEX), Cruz Azul FC (MEX), Tigres UANL (MEX), Atlanta United FC (USA), Los Angeles FC (USA) and New York City FC (USA).
The sixteenth and final available position will be filled by the 2019 MLS Cup Champion, to be determined on Sunday, November 10.
Should any of the already qualified USA-based MLS clubs or a Canadian-based MLS club wins the 2019 MLS Cup, then the position will be awarded to the Seattle Sounders FC, as the next-highest ranked USA-based MLS club in the 2019 Supporters’ Shield standings.
As usual, the tournament includes home-and-away in each round, in a direct-elimination format.
The 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League is set to kick off Feb 18-20 and 25-27, with the round of 16 matches. The quarterfinals, between the round of 16 winners, will take place mid-March, followed by the semifinals the first two weeks of April. The two-legged final is scheduled for Apr 28-30 and May 5-7.
The ConCACAF Champion club will go on to represent the confederation at the FIFA World Club Cup in 2021.
2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Schedule
18-20 First leg round of 16
25-27 Second leg round of 16
10-12 First leg quarterfinals
17-19 Second leg quarterfinals
7-9 First leg semifinals
14-16 Second leg semifinals
28-30 First leg final
5-7 Second leg final